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Request for volunteers or nominations to 2016 ICANN NomCom

The IAB (on behalf of the IETF) has been asked to supply a member to the 2016 ICANN Nominating Committee (NomCom). The IAB would therefore like to ask the community for volunteers to serve on the ICANN NomCom. Last year, John Levine did the job for the IETF community, and he is willing to serve again. The IAB would like to see whether others are interested in serving in this capacity.

If you are interested in serving on the ICANN NomCom, please send a short e-mail to iab-chair at and execd at with your motivation and information concerning your familiarity with the IETF and ICANN. Alternatively, if you know of someone who may be a good fit for this position, please send the name and email address to e-mail to iab-chair at and execd at The deadline for nominations or volunteers is 28 August 2015.

After asking for community input on the candidates, the IAB will select from the available candidates. We shall take into account canidates’ familiarity with ICANN and the IETF (including their roles and processes). The selected candidate will serve on the ICANN NomCom on personal title; however, we will be looking for a candidate who has an understanding of the interests of the IETF and the broader technical community.

The ICANN NomCom process itself is governed by the ICANN bylaws; an abstract of the relevant articles can be found at In addition, each NomCom determines a number of its own operational procedures, including the role of the NomCom in recruiting and selecting candidates for ICANN leadership positions. Based on the experience of previous volunteers, the time commitment is significant. The selected person should be prepared to participate in the recruitment of potential candidates for ICANN leadership positions (a few hours per month November through April); a few hours on conference calls each month (and even more near selection); ten or more hours per month reviewing and assessing candidate qualifications in April, May, and June; and multiple days of face-to-face meetings of the full NomCom at each of the three ICANN meetings.

The ICANN NomCom typically meets in person at or around three consecutive ICANN meetings in various locations throughout the world, resulting next summer in a final slate of candidates for the ICANN Board, the GNSO, ccNSO, and ALAC.

NOTE: ICANN covers travel and hotel costs for a pre-determined number of days at each of the 3 consecutive ICANN meetings under prevailing ICANN policies.

Candidates should be able to join monthly teleconferences (typically at UTC 14:00), with the expectation that these teleconferences will held weekly during the candidate assessment process in May and June.

For more information about the ICANN NomCom see:

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